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Court Bonds 07.02.2019

A VA Fiduciary’s Duties

Many involved with the military are aware of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs but what exactly is the Department of Veterans Affairs fiduciary program and what are the duties of those fiduciaries? The…
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A VA Fiduciary’s Duties
Court Bonds 07.02.2019

New York Estate Executor Restrictions

When a deceased person dies with a will, an executor is appointed to manage their estate. They have to faithfully perform their duties and work for the interests of the estate and its beneficiaries. But…
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New York Estate Executor Restrictions
Court Bonds 07.02.2019

Managing a VA Beneficiary’s Funds

So you have been appointed as a VA fiduciary by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Did you know that you have specific responsibilities when it comes to managing your VA beneficiary’s funds? VA fiduciaries have…
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Managing a VA Beneficiary’s Funds
Court Bonds 07.02.2019

Conservatorship of an Adult

The court appoints a conservator when a person can no longer make financial or healthcare decisions. A conservator can be responsible for the daily care of a disabled person. For example, administer medication, take the…
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Conservatorship of an Adult
Court Bonds 07.02.2019

VA Beneficiary Rights

In most cases, Veterans Affairs beneficiaries are able to manage their own VA benefits. However, if a beneficiary is incapacitated by minority, injury, disease, or advanced age related reasons, the VA may conclude that that…
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VA Beneficiary Rights
Court Bonds 07.01.2019

When Does a Conservatorship End?

When someone is deemed to be unable to care for him or herself, another person is able to petition a probate court for control over their affairs. That control is a conservatorship (or guardianship, depending…
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When Does a Conservatorship End?
Court Bonds 06.27.2019

Guardianship in Michigan for Adults Who Become Disabled

Adults who were formerly competent but are now disabled or “incapacitated,” meaning they lose the ability to take care of themselves, may need to have a guardian appointed to make informed decisions for them. Guardians…
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Guardianship in Michigan for Adults Who Become Disabled
Court Bonds 06.27.2019

How to Appeal a Civil Case in New Jersey

Filing an appeal of an unwanted trial court civil judgment can be a daunting task. What exactly do you have to do to appeal a case in New Jersey courts? Generally, the first thing that…
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How to Appeal a Civil Case in New Jersey
Court Bonds 06.27.2019

New Mexico Guardianship Reforms Provide New Protections

New Mexico has enacted new guardianship and conservatorship law reforms requiring certification and training for guardians and conservators while setting up a standard grievance process for complaints regarding treatment of conservatees and wards under court…
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New Mexico Guardianship Reforms Provide New Protections